I guess they're dead set on Foligno and Hyman both in the Top 6 but what was so wrong with the HEM line?
Oh he's still good.
CBJ Forwards (13 with 20+gms)
#2) 22.3 dzs%
#13) 6.7 ozs%
#1) +14.1 zs% diff
#4) xG qoc
#4) xgar qoc
#10) toi qoc
#1) -3.8 xga/60 relative to team
#7) +0.2 xgf% relative to team
Despite some of the toughest usage on the team, he was still their best defensive player.
This is fair, but it's also fair that you are optimistic as fuck no matter what is going on with all the teams you like.I think it's hilarious that after the best leafs season ever you guys suddenly think dubas and Keefe are idiots, and will ignore all evidence to the contrary.
I think it's hilarious that after the best leafs season ever you guys suddenly think dubas and Keefe are idiots, and will ignore all evidence to the contrary.
Since when is this suddenly? I spent all summer saying that bringing Freddy back had very real torpedo potential and questioning whether Dubas had blinked and over reacted to a goofy as **** 5 game play in last spring. Fast forward to the deadline and with an elite or near elite team defence, a sputtering as **** powerplay and one good goalie, we spent a not insignificant amount of resources on gritty defensive help while ignoring (or at the least insufficiently addressing) our actual areas of need.
So cool, but I've held to the opinion for a long time now that the gritty, defence only players that the media jerks off to are generally useless . My team jumping on that bus doesn't change that I think it's a mistake.
You know that it's possible to be happy about some things (by far the best group of elite talent to wear the blue and white in the modern era, team defensive structure I don't think I've ever seen in my life as a Leaf fan, the unlikely Jack Campbell franchise record breaking performance) and still be unhappy about other things (a 3rd line that is built to score 0 goals in the playoffs, Jack having no safety net, a keystone cops level power play), right?
At this point, I don't care about being right, just fucking win. But if we beat two weak teams in the north and then get spanked by the first good team we play in a series that no one not named Auston Matthews scores goals (and then, only at 5v5), I become very worried that we trend further towards gudproville instead of adding more skill like we should have.
Dermott can also play on the right side. Prior to this season, Bogosian was struggling to play with anyone, anywhere on the ice. Amazing that he gets put with an analytics darling on the 3rd pairing (well...and everywhere else...every LHD on our blueline is excellent in their role) and he looks a whole lot better.
Yeah, about that.
I don't care what role you're playing on what team, Nash has been dreadful this year, and that's playing mostly on the 4th line. It's one thing entirely if they guy came in, got some regular season reps and looked good in them. This is a reputation hire of a guy well past his best before date.